Posts Tagged ‘fear’

The Enemy Part 2 – The Empty Page

June 4th, 2011 1 comment

So I actually managed to get some writing done this week. Whoop for me. I did of course do the cowardly writing thing and actually just re-work material that that I’d already written, but it’s a start, right? Read more…

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3 Personal Writing Fears

January 22nd, 2011 No comments

It’s one of those inevitable writing topics; the tallest hurdle; the constant doubt; the one thing that most gets in your way. Fear.

But far from the grandiose oppressor, it’s often the little things that really get in the way of putting words on the page. That’s why I’m taking a more personal look at three things that stop me from writing on a day-to-day basis (or maybe from week to week). Read more…

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Excuses, Excuses…

December 11th, 2010 No comments

My writing has been sporadic at the moment. This I put down largely to having a few things on my mind – the impending gift-giving ceremony being one; my stuffy cold, another lots of things to do at work; many other things. I find having my attention so divided tiring, so the natural thing for me to do once I get a moment on the train is to slack off and relax. Read more…

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Slowly slowly, catchy novel(y)

April 27th, 2010 No comments

By cripes and jiminy, my novel is coming on slowly! This is fine in a way. Once completed it will be the first novel I have penned ’til the end. But it doesn’t half create some uncertainty. Read more…

Guardian posts writerly advice

March 4th, 2010 No comments

This week I’m pointing you in the direction of another site. Inspired by Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing, the Guardian newspaper, here in the UK has published an article called Ten rules for writing fiction. In the post are writing dos and don’ts from no less than 28 other authors! Read more…

Getting a grip on structure

January 29th, 2010 No comments

This week, I have mostly been reading about story structure. Read more…